西營盤歷史文化徑/ 國家醫院院長宿舍、醫生宿舍
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第十站國家醫院院長宿舍、醫生宿舍

Tenth Station/ Residence of the Superintendent of Government Civil Hospital, and Doctors’ Quarters

國家醫院以西醫醫療病患,由於當時香港的華籍西醫及護士訓練人數不足,因此需從歐美聘請人才,並提供環境良好的宿舍作為吸引條件。政府於國家醫院後的山崗上建設一座後花園,內裡包括了院長及醫生宿舍。

1936年英皇佐治五世駕崩後,港英政府計劃於香港及九龍各興建一座紀念公園,可惜二次大戰的來臨令計劃推遲至五十年代才成真,即是今天的「香港佐治五世紀念公園」。公園位置昔日曾為炮台,以保護西營盤一帶的貨倉免受海盜或其他國家船隊搶奪,今天在公園的西北角圍牆仍能找到昔日炮台痕跡。

Government Civil Hospital provided western medical treatment for its patients.  However, because there were not enough Western-trained Chinese doctors and nurses, the hospital needed to recruit its staff from Europe and America.  In order to attract medical talents from overseas, the hospital offered attractive living quarters to its staff.  On the small hill behind the Government Civil Hospital, scenic grounds were created to incorporate the residences of the superintendent and doctors.

After the demise of the crown of King George V in 1936, the colonial Hong Kong government planned to build memorial parks in both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.  However, due to the outbreak of WWII, the proposal was put off and the Hong Kong King George V Memorial Park was not built until the 1950s.  The eventual site of the park was once a fort which protected warehouses in Sai Ying Pun from being robbed by pirates or fleets of vessels from other countries.  One can still find traces of the old fort in the northwest corner of the park today.

地址/西營盤高街與東邊街交界

Address/Intersection of High Street and Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun

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上一站/性病醫院、國家醫院    Previous Station/Lock Hospital and Government Civil Hospital 

西營盤歷史文化徑/ 醫療及衛生發展  Sai Ying Pun Heritage TrailThe Development of Medical Services and Public Health

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